In the console program select More Options... in the View pane of the ribbon bar. Press the Select button to enable the options to be displayed. Make sure CW Skimmer is checked, then press OK. You will be prompted to restart the program. When restarted the CW Skimmer option is available.
Now press the CW Skimmer button to display the options.
The options are:
- Enable - when selected [X] the Serial port and Output device are opened.
- Serial port - one end of the virtual serial cable (more information below).
- Diagnostics - when enabled all serial port traffic is sent to the system debugger, see Diagnostics below.
- Bandwidth - the data (IQ) bandwdith sent over the virtual audio cable. The recommended bandwidth is 48kHz, make sure the virtual audio cable is configured to support the selected value.
- Output device - the virtual audio cable (more information below).
Virtual Serial Cable
Here the Eltima Virtual Serial Port Driver is used.
The virtual serial cable has been created with the first port COM10, the second port COM11. COM10 will be used by the Console, COM11 by CW Skimmer.
Virtual Audio Cable
Here the software from Eugene Muzychenko is used.
The default settings are used which permit a bandwidth of 48kHz. The device name in Windows is Line 1 (Virtual Audio Cable).
Only use the cable definition for the data connection between the console and CW Skimmer, do not use it for other applications or to send audio from the console at the same.
Note: the interface uses a two-channel connection, so the VAC settings must allow at least two channels (screenshot below).